Jack Park

Jack Park, a former assistant attorney general of Alabama, was until recently a special assistant to the Inspector General for the Corporation for National and Community Service.

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Silver Haired Lion Of The Judiciary

 

Alabama Chief Justice Perry O. Hooper, Sr., RIP Perry Hooper, Sr., former Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court, died last week at the age of 91. Hooper was the first Republican Chief Justice of Alabama since Reconstruction, and his 1994 election victory was one of several that started the Republican Party on its way […]

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Silver-Haired Lion of the Judiciary

 

Perry Hooper, Sr., former Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court, died last week at the age of 91. Hooper was the first Republican Chief Justice of Alabama since Reconstruction, and his 1994 election victory was one of several that started the Republican Party on its way to statewide dominance. In those elections, Fob James […]

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Ecuador, Chevron, and the Leftist Lawyer Who Stopped at Nothing

 

Law of the Jungle: The $19 Billion Dollar Legal Battle Over Oil in the Rain Forest and the Lawyer Who’d Stop at Nothing to Win It By Paul M. Barrett (Crown, 304 pages) As Eric Hoffer observed, “Every great cause begins as a movement, becomes a business, and eventually degenerates into a racket.” In Law […]

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Prosecutorial Injustice

 

Licensed to Lie: Exposing Corruption in the Department of Justice By Sidney Powell (Brown Books, 456 pages, $28.95) The performance of the U.S. Department of Justice in the Ted Stevens and Enron prosecutions were hardly its finest hour. In fact, as Sidney Powell demonstrates, those efforts were marked by unethical tactics facilitated by vague laws […]

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Eric Holder’s Idea of Justice

 

Obama’s Enforcer: Eric Holder’s Justice DepartmentBy Hans von Spakovsky and John Fund(Broadside Books, 272 pages, $27.99) In Obama’s Enforcer, Hans von Spakovsky and John Fund tell the story of a thoroughly politicized U.S. Department of Justice, headed up by President Obama’s “kindred spirit and…heat shield.” In his tenure as attorney general, Eric Holder has proven […]

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Reagan’s Strong Interior

 

Sagebrush Rebel: Reagan’s Battle With Environmental Extremists and Why It Matters TodayBy William Perry Pendley (Regnery Publishing, 256 pages, $27.95) In the late 1970s, the policies of the Carter Administration and its Department of the Interior generated an angry response from the Western States, including Colorado, which then had a Democratic Governor. That response became […]

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A Federal Land Grab Averted

 

Rails to Trails, a noteworthy program that turns abandoned rail lines into hiking trails, provides recreational opportunities for many. But the program has also put hundreds of thousands of acres of real estate — and the rights of private property owners — at stake. Last week, the Supreme Court held in Brandt Revocable Trust v. United States that […]

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Court Packing Redux

 

On Monday afternoon, we’ll start to see the results of the Senate Democrats’ decision to abolish the filibuster for non-Supreme Court judicial nominees when Majority Leader Harry Reid calls for a vote on the nomination of Patricia Millett (above, right) for a seat on the DC Circuit Court of Appeals. In so doing, the Senate […]

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Obamacare for Congress?

 

Nomenklatura, “name people” in Russian, were the privileged class in the Soviet Union who got all the benefits while the rest of the people had to do what was left. Late Monday evening, the House of Representatives sent a third continuing resolution to the Senate in which they conditioned the continuation of funding on a […]

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John Crawley, R.I.P.

 

Judge John Crawley who served as a trial judge and as a member of the Alabama Court of Civil Appeals, has died at the age of 73 after what news reports state was a long illness. Judge Crawley was elected to the Court of Civil Appeals in 1994. Michael DeBow, a professor at Cumberland Law […]

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